Paul’s discussion of spiritual gifts has shifted to the proper use of those gifts within the assembly of the church. In particular in the case of tongues and prophecy, they must be used in such a way so that there can be understanding, so that the body will be edified.
As he deals with the subject of spiritual gifts in the church, Paul takes a moment in the middle of his discussion to describe “a more excellent way.” He shows how gifts will pass away and how love will endure long after those gifts have gone.
As we conclude our Thanksgiving series, we take some time to consider an idea that appears in every verse of Psalm 136. God’s love, which is extended to all and expressed in Christ, endures forever.
Many people want to talk about all the things that they perceive as being wrong with the church, but it is important, in light of this, that we take time to consider what is right with the church. This sermon is based on an outline originally shared by Bro. Mark Posey who preaches for the Church of Christ in Winfield, AL.
The Lord’s church is the church for which Christ died. He shed his blood to purchase the church. Unfortunately, when man gets involved, he sometimes departs from the way that God has laid out for his church. It behooves the child of God, therefore, to ensure that he is in the church that Christ purchased with his blood.